After weeks of discussion, Unalaska’s city council rejected a plan to open up bidding for long-term tenants at the municipal dock.
Dozens of longshoremen and employees from Horizon Lines watched last night as councilors debated whether to ask for proposals from other shipping companies that want to secure space at the Unalaska Marine Center.
The measure needed four votes to pass, since councilor Roger Rowland was excused from the meeting. It failed 3-2, with Alejandro “Bong” Tungul and Yudelka Leclere voting no.
Royal Dutch Shell cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday in its quest to return to the Arctic.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell decided to uphold the sale where Shell purchased many of its offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea -- including the ones the company wants to explore this summer.
But until today, those leases were in limbo. A federal appeals judge ruled that the government hadn’t come up with an accurate estimate of how much development would take place in the Arctic as a result of the auction.
Besides finding a long-term tenant for the Unalaska Marine Center dock, city council will tackle a wide range of issues at their meeting tonight.
During a work session, the council will hear a presentation on the school district’s upcoming budget.
The council will also hold a public hearing and take a final vote on spending an extra $84,000 for upcoming capital projects. More than half of that would go toward designing a stormwater management system for Unalaska Lake.
Kids and adults at the Magic tournament eat some pizza and build their decks out of new cards supplied by Bosco's in Anchorage. (Liam Andersen/KUCB)
For about a year, Unalaska’s community center has hosted a monthly tournament for the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. But last month marked a big step forward: A new card store in Anchorage has agreed to sponsor the event from here on out.
For local players, it could mean a chance to compete on a larger stage. KUCB's Liam Andersen has more.
A composite view of Semisopochnoi in January. (Courtesy: Dave Schneider/AVO)
A volcanic island in the Western Aleutians is stirring again, after several months of quiet.
Semisopochnoi was put on an advisory alert level on Wednesday morning. It’s the first alert at the volcano since a seismic flare-up last June, which was its first activity in almost 30 years.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory says earthquake activity began at Semisopochnoi in January, and increased over the past few days. They also report new seismic tremors they say could indicate magma moving inside the volcano.